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American Food

Element Fresh
Chinese name: 新元素 (xīnyuánsù)
Specialties: Element Fresh has a spacious and comfortable dining hall as well as some outdoor tables. It serves authentic and fresh American food such as sandwiches, salads and noodles. Food delivery is available.
Average cost per person: CNY 80
Huaihai Branch: 4-5F, K. Wah Center, No. 1028, Middle Huaihai Road, Xuhui District (near South Xiangyang Road)
Operating hours: 7:00 – 23:00 (to 24:00 on weekends)


Brazilian Food

Brasil Steak House
Chinese name: 巴犀烧烤屋 (bāxīshāo kǎo wū)
Specialties: It is a Brazilian style barbecue restaurant popular with foreigners. Beefsteak, mutton chop, grilled beef, mutton, bacon, chicken wings and bananas are recommended.
Operating hours: 11:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 23:00
Average cost per person: CNY 70 – 100
Xuhui Branch: No. 100, North Coaxi Road, Xuhui District Dagama Barbecue Bar
Chinese name: 达加马巴西烤肉 (dájiā mǎbāxī kǎo ròu)
Specialties: Dagama offers buffet dinner of Brazilian barbecue. Fillet steak, barbecued pork, beef, chicken wings, bacon, eels, sleeve-fish, bananas and pineapples are worth trying.
Operating hours: 11:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 23:00
Average cost per person: CNY 70 – 100
Metro City Branch: 8F, Metro City, No. 1111, Zhaojiabang Road, Xuhui District (near North Caoxi Road)


French Food

Chartres Restaurant
Specialties: The quiet Chartres offers diners a good chance to taste French food. The Pre-dinner bread is very delicious. The recommended main dishes include the fried goose liver, steak, smoked salmon and cream of mushroom soup. Desserts such as cheesecake, chocolate cake and Tiramisu are also good.
Address: No. 855, Huashan Road, Xuhui District (the intersection with West Fuxing Road)
Operating hours: 9:00 – 24:00
Average cost per person: CNY 120 – 200

Epicvre
Specialties: Epicvre is a typical French tavern. There are various kinds of wine pricing between CNY 200 and CNY 1000. The delicious cakes, biscuits, cheese and chocolates are excellent with wine.
Address: No. 98, Xinle Road, Xuhui District (near North Xiangyang Road)
Operating hours: 10:00 – 23:00
Average cost per person: CNY 100 – 200


German Food

PaulanerBrauhaus
Specialties: PaulanerBrauhaus is a German restaurant and bar with authentic decor. It offers traditional German food and drink, including German pork knuckles, sausages, potato paste, mushroom soup and black German beer. Outdoor tables are available.
Operating hours: 11:00 – 2:00 (the next day)
Average cost per person: CNY 100 – 200
Fenyang Branch: No. 150, Fenyang Road, Xuhui District (near Yueyang Road)


Indian Food

PUNJABI
Specialties: PUNJABI offers authentic Indian food including naans, yogurt, curry mutton and chicken and tandoori food. A buffet dinner service is also available.
Average cost per person: CNY 80 – 120
South Xiangyang Road Branch: 2F, No. 102, South Xiangyang Road, Xuhui District (near Nanchang Road)
Operating hours: 11:30 – 23:30

Indian Kitchen
Specialties: This is a popular Indian restaurant with an open kitchen, from which diners can clearly see the chefs at work. The tender tandoori chicken and curry mutton with coconut milk are highly recommended. Also, you can try the delicious Indian pancake, tea and yogurt.
Operating hours: 11:00 – 14:30, 17:00 – 22:30
Average cost per person: CNY 80 – 150
Xuhui Branch: No. 572, Yongjia Road, Xuhui District (near South Urumqi Road)
Pudong Branch: No. 480, Minsheng Road, Pudong New Area (between Pudong Avenue and Zhangyang Road)


Italian Food

Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore
Specialties: This restaurant chain has several branches in Shanghai, all of which offer Italian family style food. The dishes retain the authentic Italian flavor. Pizza and pasta are recommended.
Operating hours: 11:00 – 14:30, 17:00 – 22:30 (on weekdays); 11:00 – 22:30 (on weekends)
Average cost per person: CNY 150 – 300
Xuhui Branch: No. 4, Hengshan Road, Xuhui District (near Urumqi Road)
Hongmei Branch: inside Zhongyang Apartment, Hongmei Road, Minhang District (near Yan’an Road)


Japanese Food

Karaku
Chinese name: 花乐 (huālè)
Specialties: Through its over 150 years’ history of development, Karaku has kept its special and delicate interior design, professional and considerate service as well as its authentic Japanese dishes. The tempura, fried goose liver and tea ice cream are highly recommended.
Address: inside Kong’s Garden, House 4, No. 2421, Xietu Road, Xuhui District (near South Wanping Road)
Operating hours: 11:00 – 13:30, 17:00 – 21:30
Average cost per person: CNY 500 – 1000

Ooedo
Chinese name: 大江户 (dàjiānghù)
Specialties: Due to the pleasant environment and considerate service, diners feel at home when at Ooedo. To order or to have buffet dinner? Just try whatever you like! Various dishes are recommended such as grilled codfish, grilled eel, salmon, echinus, sashimi, shellfish, beef and tempura. There will be a discount if you telephone for reservations.
Operating hours: 11:30 – 14:00, 17:30 – 23:00
Average cost per person: CNY 200
Donghu Road Branch: No. 30, Donghu Road, Xuhui District (near Middle Huaihai Road)


Korean Food

Pyongyang Okryu Restaurant
Chinese name: 平壤玉流馆 (píng rǎngyùliúguǎn)
Specialties: It is a high-class North Korean restaurant with original Pyongyang style dishes. North Korean waitresses wearing their traditional costumes offer friendly service. The professional chefs make authentic North Korean dishes like grilled beef, kimchi, Korean hot pot, cold noodles and seafood cake.
Address: 3F, Jianguo Hotel, No. 439, North Caoxi Road, Xuhui District (the intersection with Nandan Road)
Operating hours: 11:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 22:30
Average cost per person: CNY 150 – 350

Ou Ba Er Tan
Chinese name: 偶巴尔坛 (ǒu bāěrtán)
Specialties: The name of the restaurant is transliterated from the name of a Korean masterpiece. The food has a typical South Korean flavor. The recommended dishes include the grilled beef offal, fried octopus with chili sauce, Bibimbap and kimchi soup.
Average cost per person: CNY 100 – 150
South Wanping Road Branch: No. 404, South Wanping Road, Xuhui District (between Lingling Road and Xietu Road)
Operating hours: 11:00 – 23:00


Spanish Food

Restaurant Martin
Specialties: This is a Spanish Fine Dining restaurant built up in a beautiful colonial French house surrounding by Xujiahui Park. The authentic and delicate cuisine could satisfy your appetite to a certainty.
Address: Xujiahui, No. 811, Hengshan Road, Xuhui District
Operating hours: 11:30 – 15:30, 18:30 – 22:30
Average cost per person: CNY 200 – 700

Azul & Viva
Specialties: This restaurant with two stories offers leisurely environment and authentic Spanish food. The recommended dishes are the tapas, prawn, beefsteak, lamb, Tiramisu, tart and salad.
Address: No. 18, Dongping Road, Xuhui District (near Hengshan Road)
Operating hours: 11:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 2:00 (the next day)
Average cost per person: CNY 150 – 300

Gran Bodega
Specialties: Gran Bodega is said to be one of the most authentic Spanish restaurant in Shanghai. It offers agreeable environment, friendly service and tasty Spanish food such as the cuttlefish rice, paella, goose liver with apple, roast suckling pig, ham and various desserts.
Address: 1F, Royalton Hotel, No. 789, Wuyi Road, Changning District (near West Zhongshan Road)
Operating hours: 11:00 – 14:30, 18:00 – 23:00
Average cost per person: CNY 200 – 350

Le Garcon Chinois
Specialties: The restaurant is inside a quiet villa of typical old Shanghai style. It offers excellent service and high quality Spanish dishes including the paella, tapas, salad and honeydew beef.
Address: No. 3, Lane 9, Hengshan Road, Xuhui District (near Dongping Road)
Operating hours: 18:00 – 22:30
Average cost per person: CNY 150 – 300


Thai Food

Simply Thai
Specialties: Just as its name suggests, this restaurant is simply designed and decorated. The green curry is a must. Other dishes like the Tom Yum Goong soup, fried rice with seafood and fried shrimp are also worth trying.
Average cost per person: CNY 100 – 200
Dongping Road Branch: Tower C, No. 5, Dongping Road, Xuhui District (near Yueyang Road)
Operating hours: 11:00 – 22:30

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